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ARENA AND XC USE FEES AS OF  MAY 1ST 2021 for all guests that trailer in for either lessons or private use: 

  • Arena Use During lesson with Portofino Trainer $30
  • Conditioning track Only $40
  • XC Usage trailer in guest with grounds person $50  (Includes Conditioning track)
  • Additional $15 dollar fee for all Outside trainers plus proof of insurance.


Our riding Amenities:

  • 20 x 60m dressage arena with full width mirrors
  • 130 x 300 Lighted covered arena
  • 20 x 60m dressage arena or multipurpose arena lighted with viewing stand
  • 140 x 300ft lighted jumping arena with viewing stand
  • 115 x 250 sand warm up area adjacent to dressage ring
  • 2 Outdoor Wash Stalls for visiting horses
  • 3/8 Mile Conditioning track (On XC Course)

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XC waiver website.pdf

Come school on our amazing Cross Country Course, designed in mind for riders of all levels!  Both horse and rider are sure to have a great experience from Maiden up to Preliminary level! Our course features 2 separate water complexes, a covered bridge, tunnel, multiple ditches, banks and questions of all sizes and levels as well as some smaller features for those trying to expose green horses or riders!   XC Jumps designed and built by Eric Bull of ETB Construction, Schooling Course set by Aaron Stuckey-Hill of Hill Eventing. If you are in need of instruction while you are visiting our facility you can contact us for a lesson with either Aaron Stuckey  who can accommodate your needs.  Please see herbio and accomplishments on the “Trainer Tab”

XC Waiver

Here is what you will need to do to school the XC at Portofino:

  • Call the office to schedule your time 919-359-9090 or send a fb message to our page
  • $50 for each horse
  • Negative Coggins
  • Fill out a waiver and XC release form upon arrival or request one via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Have a grounds person (unmounted) with you at all times with a cell phone
  • Must wear ASTM helmet
  • Must wear Protective Riding vest
  • Must wear Medical Armband
  • Check prior to your arrival to ensure XC and arenas have not been closed due to rainfall via the fb messanger. The messanger is checked often. The barn office phone may not be managed on the weekends.

Arena Schooling at Portofino

We welcome riders of all levels to school our arenas prior to our scheduled shows by invitation only.  Areana usage invitation will be posted on our website and on social media when available to those not in the lesson program or boarding.   We do not allow outside schooling during normal barn hours or while our trainers are conducting lessons.  If you are in need of instruction while you are visiting our facility you can contact us for a lesson with either Aaron Stuckey who can accommodate your needs.  Please note we do not have leson horses so lessons are conducted with your own horse that you can trailer in.  Please see their bios and accomplishments on the “Trainer Tab”


2023 Events & Registration Forms

          May 21st CT

                May 20th  SCHOOLING


                Entry Status

                 Ride Times


                Live Scoring



      • WINter CLASSic series JAN 7th -FEB 11th - MARCH 11th championship
      • April 2nd Horse Trial/Equithon
      • May 6th kentucky derby (UNC fundraiser)
      • May 21st CT
      • July 15th Dressage
      • October 21st schooling - 22nd HT/Equithon
      • September 16 schooling - 17 CT
      • December 3rd FUN show


Keep an eye on this page for regular updates!